Heating and Ventilation
Vestemi’s smart heating control, Radbot, has now been approved by energy regulator, Ofgem, for use under the energy efficiency scheme, ECO (Energy Company Obligation).
Radbot was selected in June 2019 as one of just five new technologies to be trialled to support Ofgem’s increasing focus on leveraging innovation to improve energy efficiency in UK homes.
As a smart heating control, Radbot heats each room when occupied and automatically reduces the temperature when empty without the need for the user to programme schedules, control heating via an app or even connect to WiFi.
Adequate ventilation is of crucial importance to the overall maintenance and protection of your property and its inhabitants.
The build-up of condensation within the roof space remains an issue as the industry moves towards more energy efficient buildings. For many homeowners, the big consideration when it comes to energy saving is insulation. Whilst this is an important aspect for keeping your house warm and reducing energy costs, the need for roof ventilation should not be neglected as this could lead to serious and indeed costly repercussions.
By ensuring you have an adequate level of roof ventilation in your roof you can make significant strides towards preventing the build-up of condensation and the associated problems of damp that this causes.
The existing Sangamo range of Choice Thermostats and Choice Controllers, well-known in the industry, has been totally revamped and has been relaunched as the Sangamo Plus range of heating and timer controls. The new range showcases brand new products, as well as enhancements and improvements to existing products and introduces key features that are designed to boost the products’ energy saving properties. At the same time, the whole range has been redesigned to create a sleek appearance and a uniform, ‘family look’ across all products.
Titon has recently supplied the new Fire Safe Air Brick® at the new Timber Works residential development in Cambridge.
The development, a project undertaken by AJ Mechanical Services Ltd (AJM) is among one of their largest contracts to date, with an order worth £3.5 million.
Timber Works is part of a calibration between Cambridge City Council and Hill Investment Partnership. They both combined to form the Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) whose aim is to develop affordable housing in the heart of Cambridge.
Specifying an electric heating solution for housing, student accommodation, social housing and private rental properties can be a time consuming and difficult task. Each project includes unique regulations, requirements, budget and time constraints – Which means there is no single solution which can cover all projects. With so many electric heating solutions available, it can be hard to choose the perfect heating system.
In 2020 a new problem significantly exacerbated the age-old problem of access to residents’ homes to perform gas safety checks and repairs and maintenance, namely the global Coronavirus pandemic. However, in addition to this there is another way in which social landlords can also be inadvertently skating on thin ice when attempting to stay on the right side of the regulations.
Central to all gas safety regimes is accessing residents’ homes – this is a perpetual problem for all social landlords. It is a time-consuming, costly annual process yet essential for resident’s safety and a regulatory requirement as per the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) (Amendment) Regulations 2018.
With over 15 year’s experience in the electric heating market, The Electric Heating Company witnessed a significant increase in demand during 2020 for their Electric Boilers and the various Electric Radiator models. Another contributing factor is the Governments proposed move towards a decarbonised grid which permits the electrification of heat and marks the end of fossil fuel combustion as a main source of heating. This attractive alternative to combustion fuels is highly efficient modern electric heating systems.